White Label Series - January 2020
Kicking things off for our guest-curated White Label Series this year is an album chosen by the one and only David Lynch!
Ariana Delawari is an Afghan American filmmaker, musician, and activist. Her album Lion of Panjshir (partly produced and initially released by Lynch on CD) was made in collaboration with several American bandmates and three Afghan elder master musicians.
“ARIANA WRITES GREAT SONGS – THEY ARE FILLED WITH FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS FROM HER LIFE – HER LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD AND LIFE IN AFGHANISTAN WHERE HER ROOTS ARE – ANCIENT AND MODERN FLOW TOGETHER HERE – THIS MIXTURE OF CULTURES AND HER MELODIES AND LYRICS CONJURE A GREAT UNIQUE FEELING IN PEOPLE – PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED AND EMOTIONALLY MOVED BY THIS MUSIC — ARIANA’S GOT SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT AND SHE DOES IT REAL WELL – IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DEBUT ALBUM SHE’S MADE.”
—David Lynch, Curator